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Spain outlasts France in men's hoops

Updated: August 9, 2012, 2:11 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- About to be eliminated by Spain, France's Nicolas Batum wound up and slammed his arm into Juan Carlos Navarro, hitting him in the groin.

France's Ronny Turiaf had just sent a flailing Rudy Fernandez to the sideline with a hard foul.

"I wanted to give them a good reason to flop," Batum said.

The French went down swinging, not scoring.

Spain players were about the only thing the French could hit in the final minutes, the Spanish holding them to one meaningless basket ...

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